Should we rehabilitate or renovate our lawn?

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Should we rehabilitate or renovate our lawn?

Post by Linsley » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:44 pm

We recently purchased a home and are not sure what to do with the yard. Although some parts have thick, green grass, large areas are mostly weeds. We have a small hill in the backyard (part of the drainage design) and that is almost entirely weeds. The soil has quite a bit of rock and clay and does not seem to have a very thick layer of topsoil. Are we better to kill what is there, bring in top soil and amendments, and re-seed this fall or attempt to rehabilitate what is there?

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Re: Should we rehabilitate or renovate our lawn?

Post by lorijones » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:15 pm

You could rehabilitate your lawn and overseed with Kentucky Blue Grass or a Tall Fescue Mix. Here are some tips on how to go about doing this: Core aeration might be a little tricky if the soil is very rocky but it would be very good to do if at all possible.

Since you're not too far from Richmond, consider attending The Turf and Gardening Store's lawn clinic on Saturday, September 10th. Dr. Mike Goatley from VA Tech will be speaking on this very subject. Here are the details: ... linics.pdf.

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Re: Should we rehabilitate or renovate our lawn?

Post by landscapingservice » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:13 am

Yes, you should rehabilitate or renovate your lawn. Lawn renovation focuses on improving existing conditions without killing all existing vegetation. You will likely have weeds too, by promoting a healthy stand of new grass, you’ll start to choke out and out-compete weeds vying for that same space.
You can follow some of the following steps for your lawn renovation:

1. Get a soil test
2. Aerate the soil
3. Apply soil amendments and grass seed
4. Water until established

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